I wrote this for the alt.feminism newsgroup. They didn't see the humor in it. Maybe you will. Gino ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gino Castellano) Newsgroups: alt.feminism Subject: Oh waitress... Date: 22 Nov 1994 23:50:45 GMT I was on a plane the other day and made the apparent mistake of addressing the stewardess as "waitress". What happened was this: As the stewardess was walking past, I called out "oh waitresss...", as I wanted another drink. She turned red in the face, and informed me in no uncertain terms that she was a FLIGHT ATTENDANT, not a waitress. Ok whatever says I. As long as you're here, how about hopping over to the galley and fetch me a scotch. And if it would save you a trip, I'll have the chicken kiev, a bottle of white wine, and coffee for dinner. I was only trying to be helpful. She copped a real bad attitude. Damned if I'm leaving her a tip I think to myself. Sheesh. Give these flying waitresses a fancy shmancy title and they go and get uppity on you. Not only that, they don't like to be called "stewardess" either. No, they are flight attendants. And a flight attendants main function seems to be to serve dinner and drinks. Well, they do show you how to fasten a seatbelt...so I guess that's the difference between a waitress and a flight attendant. I never had a waitress show me how to fasten a seatbelt, although I have had a few put a bib on me at seafood restaurants. The only difference between a stewardess and a flight attendant I noticed is that stewardesses were better looking, younger, and more attentative to your needs. I never had to call a stewardess over for another drink. Somehow they just knew when it was time. Very similar to a good waitress. I wonder if the 2 waiters on the flight would have been so touchy.
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